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Address: Riihitie 20, Helsinki 00330, Finland
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The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi...

The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi Alvar Aalto 1936

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If interested in Alvar Aalto...

..you must see this: his home and working place. Beautiful place connected with the nature around. All the personal items of the great architecture. Don't forget to visit their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were extremely looking forward to visiting the house on our one day in Helsinki. Having made the journey we discovered the house was only open at 3 times during the day. We happened to be 5minutes late for the final viewing/tour of the day. The guide did not let us in or acknowledge we were waiting outside. This was... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were actually unable to go inside despite our special trip since the place has a meager schedule to be open. We were able to wall entirely around it and get a sense of the house itself. It is lovely and the design has weathered the years as has the actual structure it seems. It is easy to get to... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

..you must see this: his home and working place. Beautiful place connected with the nature around. All the personal items of the great architecture. Don't forget to visit their toilet!

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Haacht, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you are interested in the architecture designed by Alvar Aalto, it is always great to see how the architect himself lived. The house looks like a modern bungalow, but it was designed and built in 1936. It is a modest, but cosy building. I loved how all the living areas are oriented to the south and have large windows... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Supr visit with good informative guide. Such a lovely house and still so very modern feeling. So easy to get to on the 14 tram. Take it to the end of the line afterwards down to a peaceful waterfront park. Really super visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A must visit for architects and intirior designers, lots of history, furniture designed from Aalto, very cozy place, lots of inspiration and history matirial

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is not just for architecture buffs. But to understand one of the great architectural designers of the twentieth century, it's great to be able to visit his house and office to see how he lived and worked. It's kept just as his widow left it, with all the furniture, paintings, light fittings and gifts from his wide circle of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

do not miss to visit Alvar aalto house and studio amazing space short and nice trip from dowtown Helsinki

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

It's such a great honor and joy to say that I visited Aalto house. It's hard to plan a visit because it's only open on Saturdays, but if you still have to book your trip in Helsinki, be sure to be there on Saturday so you could visit both the Aalto house and his Studio (which is really near and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I prefer house museums in new cities because I like getting a feel for how real people lived in their time. And this is a house museum of a very special kind. Sure Aalto is a God of 20th c. architecture so that makes poking around his home fun. But the real charm is the intimacy of the place: it's... More 

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